Oct 5, 2024

Buddy Walk® Indianapolis 2024

Join us for the 2024 Buddy Walk® Indy at White River State Park! Check In and Fun Family Activities begin at 9:00am, Opening Ceremony at 10:00am, and Walk at 10:21am. Scroll down for more details!

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Join us for the 27th Annual Buddy Walk® Indy on Saturday, October 5th, 2024!

Please join us for Buddy Walk Indy on October 5th, 2024 at Celebration Plaza at White River State Park! Registration begins at 9:00am with opening ceremonies beginning at 10:00am.

Since 1995, the Buddy Walk® has been the premier advocacy event for Down syndrome in the United States. It is also the world’s most widely recognized public awareness program for the Down syndrome community. The Buddy Walk® attracts thousands of participants from coast to coast each year.

A day of inspiration and celebration, the walk brings together the Down syndrome community all while raising funds to support the mission of Down Syndrome Indiana. Down Syndrome Indiana is a one-stop-shop for information and resources on Down syndrome. The programs it offers are intended to promote the inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome in their greater community, as well as to offer support and information to families, caregivers, educators, employers and the professionals who serve individuals with Down syndrome.

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Registering for the Buddy Walk® Indy is easy as 1-2-3!

1. Sign Up

All participants attending the walk must be registered and accept the terms and conditions of the waiver. This helps our team get an accurate headcount for the event. Click on the Register Now button above to sign up yourself and any family or friends that will be joining you.

Each team member can decide if they wish to fundraise or not. While every little bit DSI receives goes toward amazing programs, we recognize for some that the fundraising element can be daunting. We want everyone to feel welcome to participate in spreading awareness by walking with their team!

Click on the "How Do I?" tab at the top of the page to view step-by-step registration instructions.

2. Customize Your Online Fundraising Page

You'll be prompted to create a team page or join a team during registration, and can update your page at any time. We recommend that team captains customize their team's fundraising page by editing the message and adding a unique photo.

3. Spread the Word

Once your team is created, you can start sharing your team's page widely with your network. If you chose to create your own personal fundraising page as a team member, you will be able to send emails to your friends and family by clicking visiting the "Donors" tab on your menu. The emails will provide a direct link to your personal page where your friends and family can make a donation on your behalf. We've even written some sample emails to help get you started!

If you are unable to be in Indianapolis for the Buddy Walk® on 10/05/24, you can still register and join us virtually by helping fundraise! Or, you can simply make a charitable donation to help support the Down Syndrome Indiana by clicking on the Donate To This Event button at the top of the page.

For additional assistance, please email buddywalk@dsindiana.org or call 317-413-8320.

Click Here To Learn How To Register!

We have activities for all ages!

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Celebrate with us!!!

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2024 Sponsors

Find a listing of our incredible sponsors under the BE A SPONSOR TAB. Did you know finding sponsors is one of the easiest ways to increase your team's fundraising and move up the leaderboard? If you're interested in becoming a sponsor or know a company that might be interested, please email buddywalk@dsindiana.org for more information.

Learn about our sponsorship levels

Programming Partner $10,000 Donation

Title Sponsor $5,000 Donation

Corporate Sponsor $2,500 Donation

Tent Sponsor $1,500

Community Sponsors $1,000 Donation

First Steps Sponsor $500 Donation

Awareness Sponsors $250 Donation